Grilled Cheese Panzanella

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This traditional Italian bread salad combines grilled cheese for added flavor and fresh vegetables.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
25 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
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25 min
Recipe Servings



4 (1/2-inch) slices sourdough bread

4 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend


6 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon pepper


3 to 4 medium (2 1/2 cups) tomatoes, chopped

1 large (1 1/4 cups) yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 medium (1 1/4 cups) cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

1 teaspoon salt


Heat broiler. 

Place 2 slices bread onto ungreased baking sheet. Top each with 2 slices cheese and remaining bread slices. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat, turning once, 4-8 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to cooling rack; cool completely. Cut into 1-inch cubes. 

Combine all dressing ingredients in small bowl; beat with whisk until well mixed. Set aside. 

Place all salad ingredients in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to combine. 

Just before serving, add bread cubes to salad; toss to combine.

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